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Re: Black Worms
Jim Langan wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> Does anyone have any practical experience in feeding blackworms. I
> currently buy about a month worth's at a time, and feed them over the
> duration of a month. By month's end, they are pretty grungy from not being
> feed. Any suggestions are appreciated.
> Keep'em alive,
They need a water change every couple of days, or the organic waste from dead
ones makes them pretty foul.
The blue worm keepers, kept in the refrigerator, handle a half-pound very
well. The extra water volume helps keep them alive if you miss a change.
I usually keep two of them going, using on alternate days, so they get drained
and flushed every other day. Wipe out any bacterial slime, at the same time.
That seems to keep them going for a very long time for me.
BTW, they don't seem very sensitive to chlorine/chloramine, so I just use tap
water for the changes. [The warmer "cold tap" water does shock them a bit and
make them wriggle, at first. No apparent harm, tho.]
The worm keepers let them stay close to the water surface, where they can
breathe through their tails. Crowding blackworms can suffocate them if they
can't reach the surface or get away from each other.
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- Black Worms
- From: Jim Langan <jim.langan at dyn-eng_com>